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Last updated: 24 September 2021
Datum:woensdag 20 augustus 1975
Type:Silhouette image of generic IL62 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ilyushin Il-62
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:CSA Ceskoslovenskť Aerolinie
Registratie: OK-DBF
Constructienummer: 31502
Bouwjaar: 1973
Aantal vlieguren:4000
Motoren: 4 Kuznetsov NK-8-4
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 10 / inzittenden: 10
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 116 / inzittenden: 118
Totaal:slachtoffers: 126 / inzittenden: 128
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:17 km (10.6 mijl) NE of Damascus International Airport (DAM) (   SyriŽ)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Praha-Ruzyne International Airport (PRG/LKPR), Tsjechische Republiek
Vliegveld van aankomst:Damascus International Airport (DAM/OSDI), SyriŽ
CSA Flight 540, an Ilyushin Il-62, impacted terrain while approaching Damascus International Airport, Syria.
OK540 was a regular international service from Prague, Czechoslovakia, to Tehran, Iran with en route stops at Damascus, Syrian and Baghdad, Iraq. The Il-62, named "Brno Trade Fair", took off from Prague at 19:35, August 19. The copilot was Pilot Flying on this leg.
Past midnight local time, the airplane approached Damascus. Weather was fine with good visibility and wind 230 degrees at 10 kts. The flight was cleared for an approach to runway 23R. About 17 km from the airport, the Il-62 struck level ground at 605 m asl. The airplane broke up and caught fire. Two passengers survived the accident.

Probable Cause:

The probable cause could not be determined.

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photo of Ilyushin-Il-62-OK-DBF
accident date: 20-08-1975
type: Ilyushin Il-62
registration: OK-DBF

Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Praha-Ruzyne International Airport en Damascus International Airport bedraagt 2579 km (1612 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkís opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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Ilyushin Il-62

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